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CSR: Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership, Sustainability and Society

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Literature on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in relation to the Arts and the Creative Industries may refer to:

  • Arts organisations seeking investment from businesses as part of that company's CSR scheme
  • Arts, culture or creative businesses themselves engaging with CSR schemes and policies

The Creative Industries

Those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.

Including advertising and marketing, architecture, crafts, design (product, graphic, fashion), Film, TV, video, animation, radio, photography, IT, video games, software, museums, galleries, libraries and heritage, music, performing and visual arts, publishing.

Creative Industries Federation (2021) The UK's creative industries: statistics. Available at: (accessed 3/11/21)

Searching for CSR and the Arts/Creative Industries

Library Search

Try running a search like the one below to find relevant material:

(corporate social responsibility OR CSR) AND creative  industr*

Add details of a specific industry to narrow your search, e.g. Film, publishing etc.

Database searching

For more advanced searching, try running a search in one of the databases such as Web of Science, Business Source Complete or Proquest Business Premium Collection:

Here is an example search in Web of Science.

You can run similar searches in other databases, such as:

Internet searching

To find the CSR policies of organisations and companies, you can run a Google search.

You can use advanced Google searching to search by topic and focus on particular organisations.


Book Gallery - CSR & Arts

The Oxford Handbook of Publishing

See Chapter: 'Publishing and Corporate Social Responsibility' by Angus Phillips

Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries

See Chapter 25 pp. 326 - 347 'Corporate social responsibility, intellectual property and the creative industries' by Abbe E.L. Brown, Nicholas Gervassis, Rumbidzai Mukonoweshuro

Art and Business

See Chapter: 'Art and Corporate Social Responsibility' pp.69-79

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